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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 30 September 1978Dallas, Texas, USA
Birth NameStark Bunker Sands
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Stark Sands grew up in Dallas, Texas, where he began acting on the stage at age 13 at Highland Park High School. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting from the University of Southern California. During his four years in the intense conservatory program, he appeared in more than a dozen plays and musicals, including "Romeo and Juliet," "Macbeth," "Hamlet," "Pippin," and "Guys and Dolls." Sands' professional career began immediately after graduation. He has been seen as a recurring love interest of the angst-ridden teen Claire Fischer (Lauren Ambrose) on HBO's critically acclaimed series Six Feet Under (2001) and o-starred in Me and Daphne (2002), a short film directed by Rebecca Gayheart and produced by Brett Ratner. He also co-starred in the independent film Pack of Dogs (2002), which was directed by Ian Kessner. Sands made his feature film debut opposite Natasha Lyonne and Jason Priestley in Die, Mommie, Die! (2003), an adaptation of Charles Busch's play.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Laura McCool

Spouse (1)

Gemma Clarke (9 July 2011 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (7)

Graduated from Highland Park High School in 1997.
Has a twin brother.
Nominated for a 2007 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his work in "Journey's End".
Nominated for a 2013 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for "Kinky Boots.".
Has the co-title role in the La Jolla Playhouse's musical production of "Bonnie and Clyde." [December 2009]
New York, NY, USA: Currently starring as Charlie Price in Kinky Boots on Broadway. [May 2013]
Playing Tunny in Green Day's "American Idiot" at the St. James Theater on Broadway. [March 2011]

Personal Quotes (11)

I moved to New York to work in theater, so my range of motion was really from where I lived - which was downtown, in the Lower East Side - to Midtown, where the theaters are. So I got to know New York, Midtown and south.
I feel I'm pretty zen and laid back. I don't have a lot of rage in my real life.
My first soldier role was in 'Flags of Our Fathers.' Casting director Jay Binder saw that movie and was looking for soldiers for 'Journey's End,' which led to 'Generation Kill.'
I lived in Dallas, and it's a big city, but you can jump on any freeway and drive in any direction for about 30 minutes and you are in the country - open space, wide open, very open, nothin' around.
I'd love to be on a TV series someday, but I believe you get the jobs that you're meant to get. If the job that I'm meant to get is another musical or another play or film or TV show, I'm just happy to keep working.
I've worn wigs. I've done a few plays where I have to wear a wig because they needed longer hair.
I'm more of a strumming guitarist, instead of a lead soloist guitarist.
I started out singing in high school in the choir and in a garage band.
I grew up in Texas in a family that fished and hunted, so I've shot guns as a kid.
Luckily for me, when I was growing up in high school, I had a band, and I was a singer in the band. I'm less of a legit Broadway singer than I am a pop-rock singer.
When you fall into a midseason slot, you have the sort of blessing of not being on television while you shoot most of your season.

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